What are the best quotes from friends you’ve ever seen or heard that inspired you?

Friends are people we can always lean on, they’re always there for us through thin and thick, and such people deserve a special spot in our hearts as our true friends.

Over the years to date, I have seen myself in situations where I said I hate my life right now and it’s really time to give up. Sometimes I feel refilled and positive through words of affirmations that things will be alright in due time. Life has never been a plain ground and motivation is required as a daily capsule to stay positive through tough times.

I have learned more from friends than I have done in school. There are several positive words of encouragement that got to me through my best friends, words they share personally with me or via their Instagram captions, Facebook, and WhatsApp status.

Whatsoever you’re facing in life at the moment, let the following compilation of best quotes from friends I know, inspire you greatly, to look at life from a different perspective and live the life of your dream.

Although there are uncountable number of quotes from friends I have met in life, I wouldn’t bore you with a long list, I will share only the top 10.

Inspirational quotes from friends

1. “This too shall pass.”—Abraham Lincoln

This is a powerful quote from a friend who is very close to me and would always try to let me see that nothing lasts forever. Whatsoever challenges you’re facing in life, always know that they will cease to exist one day. Patience and perseverance can help you stay through while keeping positive for better days ahead.

2. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” — Nelson Mandela

Life may not always come off as easy as we expect, there are several factors that can make a situation appear insurmountable when we look at it from afar but if we encourage ourselves to take a step, we would be more glad and appreciate the decision to take action which we made. It is from then you would be able to realize the possibility and the inner strength that you have to do more.

3. “If you’re going through hell keep going.”—Winston Churchill

I know you might be surprised to see this particular quote on the list, the first time a friend shared this quote with me, I considered it harsh but the explanations made it clear to me that when you think you’re going through hell in life, don’t quit, keep going. Most of the hard times and huddles you could meet on your way, are sure signs you’re on the right track and closer to achieving your dreams.

4. “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out.”—Robert Collier

This quote from a friend reminds me also of the popular saying “Rome wasn’t built in a day”. It will make you understand that every good thing requires time to achieve. Success may not happen overnight, but the little positive efforts you apply every day makes it achievable with time.

5. “We become what we think about most of the time, and that’s the strangest secret.”—Earl Nightingale

Your mind is a powerful tool, be careful the way you use it.

It’s easier to get into the circle of negative thoughts and that’s very detrimental to one’s growth. It’s easier to think about what went wrong than to think about even the little things that went well. If you want to achieve more in life, learn to keep a positive mindset, try out the following positive and powerful words of affirmation to uplift yourself, and attract positive things in your life.

6. “Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.” —Anthony J. D’Angelo

Be teachable, no one is above learning for it is in learning we grow and learning can happen to you anywhere. It doesn’t matter how old the person you’re learning from is, what matters the most is the knowledge and experience you will acquire when you’re open to learning new things in life.

7. “It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark.” — Howard Ruff

This is one of my favorite quotes from friends, which really shows the importance of planning ahead of time. Procrastination won’t do you any good. Have five years, ten years plan, where do you want to see yourself in the future and what are you doing to get there? Be always ready that’s the best approach to bringing your beautiful dreams into reality.

8. “Change the world by being yourself.” – Amy Poehler

To make the most out of life, you have to learn to be yourself, avoid unhealthy comparisons, and deal with people-pleasing. That’s a perfect way to change the world around you.

9. “Practice like you’ve never won. Play like you’ve never lost.” -Michael Jordan

Do not rest on your laurels even if you’re the world best and remember not to let the failures you encounter get deep into you. That’s why you have to play like you’re always winning and practice as you’ve always wanted to win.

10. “Never let your emotions overpower your intelligence.” – Drake

The brain and the heart are like an hourglass, the more the heart is filled, the emptier the brain. Learn not to allow emotions to overpower your intelligence. There are situations that require you handle them with intelligence, if you’re drawn deep into emotions, you could appear shallow in logical thoughts to carry on with what’s right for you.

I hope that my compilation of quotes from friends, really inspired you today. If there’s anyone you like from the list or wish to share some quotes you got from your friends with me, do not hesitate to leave it in a comment below.